Grade 1 Winner Basin Retired To Spendthrift Farm For 2022

Basin, the dominant winner of the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga, has been retired from racing and will stand stud at Spendthrift Farm for the 2022 breeding season.

The Grade 1-winning juvenile by Liam’s Map will stand for a fee of $7,500 S&N and is available for inspection. He also becomes the newest stallion that will participate in Spendthrift’s renowned “Share The Upside” program.

“We are excited to add Basin to the Spendthrift stallion ranks and to be able to offer breeders a horse of his caliber through our Share The Upside program,” said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift general manager. “We pride ourselves on being able to offer quality at all levels, and we believe there’s a lot to like with this dominant Grade 1-winning 2-year-old by Liam’s Map.”

The Share The Upside fee for Basin will be $8,500 for one year. Additionally, breeders must breed one mare in 2023 on a complimentary basis. After the breeder has a live foal in 2023, pays the stud fee, and breeds a mare back, he or she will earn a lifetime breeding right beginning in 2024.

Campaigned by Jackpot Farm, Basin impressively broke his maiden at Saratoga before going on to score a runaway 6 1/2-length victory in the meet’s premier race for 2-year-old colts – the G1 Hopeful – in his next start. He stopped the clock in 1:23.48 for the seven furlongs, closing out a juvenile campaign that saw him garner some Eclipse Award votes.

As a 3-year-old, Basin began the year on the Kentucky Derby trail, finishing runner-up to Charlatan in the G1 Arkansas Derby after hitting the board behind Nadal in the G2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn. He turned back to one turn to be runner-up to Grade 1 winner Yaupon in the G2 Amsterdam Stakes at Saratoga. In 2021, Basin captured the Sir Shackleton Stakes at Gulfstream.

The first Grade 1 winner by promising young sire Liam’s Map, Basin retires to Spendthrift with earnings of $573,640. He hails from the multiple stakes-producing Johannesburg mare, Appenzell.

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